Vocab 9-11 English 8

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altercation

noisy or angry dispute; heated arguement; quarrel; wrangle

Accord

Ant. of Altercation

compliment

congratulate; express esteem or admiration to;

crisis

time of great danger and instability; emergency; turning point

impending

threatening to occur soon; imminent; about to happen; approaching

lavish

1. using, spending, or giving more than is necessary; extravagant 2. more than enoughl very abundant; unlimited; profuse

Sparing

Ant. of lavish

monotonous

tiresomely uniform; lacking in variety; unvarying

Interesting

Ant. of Monotonous

prey

1. animal hunted for food by another animal 2. person unable or helpless to resist attack; victim

strut

walk in a stiff, pompous way, as if to impress observers; parade with a show of pride; swagger

ultimate

last; furthest; final; coming at the end; most remote

valor

boldness or determination in facing great danger; personal bravery in combat; courage

Cowardice

Ant. of Valor

Calloused

Hardened; lacking pity

Tender, Soft

Ant(s). of Calloused.

grotesque

absurdly awkward; fantastic

identify

recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing;

impact

striking of one body against another; forceful contact; collision

inevitable

incapable of being avoided; bound to happen; certain; necessary

avoidable

Ant. of Inevitable

laborious

requiring hard or toilsome effort; arduous; difficult; hard

easy

Ant. of laborious

maintain

1. keep in operation; keep up; keep 2. uphold or defend as by argument; assert; affirm

perilous

volving risk; dangerous; hazardous

safe

Ant. of perilous

precipitous

steep like a precipice; falling very quickly

seethe

1. bubble or foam as if boiling; boil 2. be in a state of excitement or agitation

affirmatively

in an affirmative (asenting, positive) manner; by saying or voting "yes"

negatively

Ant. of Affirmative

condescend

assume an air of superiority; patronize

elusive

tending to elude (avoid or evade grasp or pursuit); cleverly or skillfully evasive

frustration

sense of dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfilfilled needs; disappointment; defeat

glamorous

full of glamor (excitement and adventure) fascinately attractice and alluring; captivating; charming

guerrilla

person who engages in irregular warfare as a member of an independent unt carrying out harassment and sabotage; irregular; partisan

labored

with difficulty; betraying effort; hard; forced; lacking spontaneity

optimism

tendency to take the most hopeful or cheerful view of matters and to expect the best possible outcome

Pessimism

Ant. of optimism

rekindle

kindle (arouse) again; rearouse; ignite anew

urban

of, relating to, or taking place in a city; municipal

rural

ant. of urban

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